January 4, 2005

Our Former Governor – A Comeback?

Filed under: Uncategorized — Jim @ 11:41 pm

The New York Times reports that former New Jersey Governor McGreevey spends most mornings taking long walks in Rahway, the town where he as taken a “luxury” two-bedroom apartment. He also finds time most days to visit with his father and work on some real estate deals at the law firm of State Senator Raymond Lesniak, a longtime McGreevey apologist supporter, where he has been employed since December.*

Based on the foregoing, one might conclude that Mr. McGreevey has resigned himself to living a quiet life as a private citizen.

No such luck.

The Times article also notes that our former governor has had several meetings with the head of a Manhattan public relations agency about re-entering public life. In addition, he has mentioned to friends the possibility of writing a book.

Be still my farookin’ heart.

While in office, Mr. McGreevey squandered taxpayers’ money on personal expenses and accepted a fully-paid luxury trip to Puerto Rico courtesy of a mobbed-up union boss. He surrounded himself with crooks, and appointed his supremely unqualified boyfriend to head the state’s Office of Homeland Security, and then raised his boyfriend’s salary twice.

Despite all that, he would still be in office if the same boyfriend hadn’t threatened to sue him for sexual harassment, which led to Mr. McGreevey’s announcing his resignatio. Even then, he thumbed his nose at New Jersey’s voters by delaying his actual departure from the Governor’s office long enough to prevent the people of New Jersey from actually getting to vote on his replacement in a special election.

He was an utter disgrace as governor, and now he has the stones to consider returning to public life?

My advice to Mr. McGreevey is that he shouldn’t press his luck. Rather, he should continue to take those long walks, and he should use that time to reflect on how lucky he is to have avoided going to prison.

* Note: It was widely reported in the New Jersey media and here as early as October of last year that Mr. McGreevey had accepted a position in Raymond Lesniak’s law firm. He denied it back then. Not surprisingly, his denial turned out to be just another heaping tablespoon of bullshit.


  1. I think you nailed the lousy ***** again, Jim. Keep on his case and don’t let the jerk try sneaking back into office. These types just make me sick!

    Comment by zonker — January 5, 2005 @ 12:15 am

  2. Once a liar…

    Comment by Kate — January 5, 2005 @ 9:22 am

  3. Every time that low-life ass-hat pokes his nose out of his hole we’re counting on you to give him both barrels.

    Comment by Mike — January 5, 2005 @ 10:21 am

  4. Maybe you could hook him of with the fine former rep. from my state… Jim Traficant.

    Matches made in heaven.

    Comment by RedNeck — January 5, 2005 @ 8:42 pm

  5. Rahway’s apparently the right town, just the wrong street address.

    Comment by Jack Bog — January 6, 2005 @ 4:07 am

  6. Sadly, if he manages to get his name on a ticket again, there will always be those fools who will vote for him.

    Here in Jacksonville, we have our own form of McGreevey, by way of Congresswoman Corinne Brown, and despite the best efforts of a genuiely republican county, we cannot oust her because of gerrymandering.

    And, of course, who can forget Marion Barry? How in the hell did he get back in office?

    There will, unfortunately, always be those who will turn a blind eye to corruption, and for only who-knows-what reason, will re-elect these fools.

    Oh! And, as a side note: I could have told you McGreevey was gay years ago.

    It’s his lips.

    Just a theory of mine, but the lips always give it away.

    Comment by jmflynny — January 6, 2005 @ 4:05 pm

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